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Old 05-10-2018, 10:20 PM   #1
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5/09/2018 slackware current Nvidia


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Section "ServerFlags"
Option "IgnoreABI" "1"
EndSection
need this till Nvidia catches up.
 
Old 05-10-2018, 10:24 PM   #2
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Which driver are you using? If you are using modern GPU, you can try to use 396.24 which already support Xorg 1.20
 
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:22 AM   #3
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Unfortunately I have a GT 730. The latest release for this card is 396.18 which does not support the new org server. Have reverted back to keep me going in the meantime.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 04:43 AM   #4
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Which driver are you using? If you are using modern GPU, you can try to use 396.24 which already support Xorg 1.20
yes but unable to use opengl keep getting glx missing. seems it may be somthing else will try the.24 have the .18
 
Old 05-11-2018, 04:55 AM   #5
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thank you willysr
works on old gt 640 and gtx 960

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Old 05-11-2018, 05:34 AM   #6
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i always uninstall previous driver first and then install the new one later
 
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:40 AM   #7
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i always uninstall previous driver first and then install the new one later
Just FTR I always use nVidia's own .run installer from runlevel 3 which always uninstalls the previous version before installing a new one AND includes 32 bit compatibility, if optioned, and all the GL support libraries that work with that driver. Done.
 
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:06 AM   #8
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Just FTR I always use nVidia's own .run installer from runlevel 3 which always uninstalls the previous version before installing a new one AND includes 32 bit compatibility, if optioned, and all the GL support libraries that work with that driver. Done.
Same here, however if i don't run `nvidia-uninstall` before launching the ./NVIDIA*.run installer, i tend to get all kinds of issues. I've found that uninstalling it cleanly beforehand can resolve some errors when complaining about Xorg / kernel / gcc.
 
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:03 AM   #9
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Unfortunately I have a GT 730. The latest release for this card is 396.18 which does not support the new org server. Have reverted back to keep me going in the meantime.
Same card here. Was using 390.48, won't bother with downloading 396.18, thanks. I reverted to the xf86-video-nouveau driver. The only thing that kills is Steam, I can live with that for a while. Most of my game play is on my cell phone anyway.
 
Old 05-12-2018, 03:36 AM   #10
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Same card here. Was using 390.48, won't bother with downloading 396.18, thanks. I reverted to the xf86-video-nouveau driver. The only thing that kills is Steam, I can live with that for a while. Most of my game play is on my cell phone anyway.
Downloaded 396.24 from Nvidia's download site- Works perfectly :-)
 
Old 05-13-2018, 07:38 AM   #11
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Unfortunately I have a GT 730. The latest release for this card is 396.18 which does not support the new org server. Have reverted back to keep me going in the meantime.
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Downloaded 396.24 from Nvidia's download site- Works perfectly :-)
Tells me my GT 730 card is not compatible.

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WARNING: The NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 GPU installed in this system is supported through the NVIDIA 390.xx legacy Linux graphics drivers. Please visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for more information. The 396.24 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver will ignore this GPU.
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WARNING: You do not appear to have an NVIDIA GPU supported by the 396.24 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver installed in this system. For further details, please see the appendix SUPPORTED NVIDIA GRAPHICS CHIPS in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

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Old 05-13-2018, 04:05 PM   #12
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During the last update my cpu decided to overheat! I have recovered after a little panic.

Is anyone else running Alien's KDE 5 and if so does ignoring the ABI changes leave you with a black screen?

Plasma is running and i can see the outline of the menu and guess at the location of apps, alt F2 works etc but the screen is blank.

Should add that Xfce works, and the main thing in xorg.log is Failed to initialize GLX extension

Do i need to wait for a driver update or start my main thread?
 
Old 05-13-2018, 10:12 PM   #13
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Is anyone else running Alien's KDE 5 and if so does ignoring the ABI changes leave you with a black screen?

Plasma is running and i can see the outline of the menu and guess at the location of apps, alt F2 works etc but the screen is blank.

Should add that Xfce works, and the main thing in xorg.log is Failed to initialize GLX extension

Do i need to wait for a driver update or start my main thread?
You leave out a few things. So I'm going to guess. I'm guessing you tried:
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Section "ServerFlags"
Option "IgnoreABI" "1"
EndSection
need this till Nvidia catches up.
Yes I use Alien Bob's ktown and I witnessed the same, as did Drakeo in his post here, though said in a different way.
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yes but unable to use opengl keep getting glx missing. seems it may be somthing else will try the.24 have the .18
If you have a newer card as mentioned above:
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Which driver are you using? If you are using modern GPU, you can try to use 396.24 which already support Xorg 1.20
bold mine.

If you are like me and have a legacy card (recently went legacy it seems) you will have to wait for NVIDIA to catch up and issue a new driver. Meanwhile, while waiting you can switch to the xf86-video-nouveau driver.

You could also fall back to the previous xorg packages, and now that they have been updated, patched to working with xorg 1.20.0 all of the xf86-video packages too. Getting those package may be a bit difficult.

Another option would be to use xfce as you stated it works.

My choice was as I mentioned above to switch to the nouveau driver and wait it out. I could buy a new graphics card but would rather not spend the money on one.

If you choose to use -current these are the things you have to deal with, comes with the territory as they say.
 
Old 05-14-2018, 02:01 AM   #14
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Thanks Chrisretusn, I will go with the fact i was tiered last night it sounds better.

Unfortunately i am running a legacy card so stuck with the older driver for now, I am well aware of the problems that crop up when running current, just needed confirmation of my issues this time as the upgrade had gone so horribly wrong.

I will look at how to switch to the nouveau later today.

Thanks again

Sav
 
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:42 AM   #15
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Thanks Chrisretusn, I will go with the fact i was tiered last night it sounds better.

Unfortunately i am running a legacy card so stuck with the older driver for now, I am well aware of the problems that crop up when running current, just needed confirmation of my issues this time as the upgrade had gone so horribly wrong.

I will look at how to switch to the nouveau later today.

Thanks again

Sav
You are welcome. Switching to nouveau is pretty simple. What card do you have by the way. I have a GT-730. These were recently made legacy.

https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...tion-schedule/
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Fermi-based GPUs are no longer be supported starting with release 396. These GPUs will continue to be supported through the release 390 legacy branch, which will receive critical bug fixes and updates for compatibility with new Linux kernels and X server versions through the end of 2022.
 
  


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